Daily tours of Bluffton’s Rose Hill Mansion, a Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Reservations required. 199 Rose Hill Way. (843) 757-6046 or rosehillmansion.com.
The Parris Island Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Family and Graduation Days. Explore the long, rich legacy of the Marine Corps, as well as the exciting history of the Port Royal region. Admission is free. The public is welcome to visit Parris Island, access may be dependent upon current security needs. A driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and registration are required. Boulevard de France. (843) 228-3650 or mcrdpi.usmc.mil.
Tuesday – Sunday:
Gullah Heritage Trail Tours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a narrated tour. Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.
Tuesday – Saturday:
The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum dedicated to the positive development of young children through educational play in an atmosphere that fosters both family and community, 18 A Pope Ave. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
Wish Upon A Horse Therapeutic Riding Center provides FREE therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children and adults with special needs. These lessons are available for residents and visitors. Volunteers to assist during lessons are always needed as well and no experience with horses is necessary. Donations are always welcome. Please call or visit website for more information. (843) 671-2586 or wishuponahorsehhi.org.
Buckwalter Farmers Market – Traditional farm produce as well as baked goods and prepared foods such as frozen pierogis and local jams, jellies, and honey. 2-6 p.m. Buckwalter Place, Buckwalter Pkwy. (843) 384-1658 or buckwalterfarmersmarket.com.
Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at BJWSA Community Room, S.C. 170 and Snake Rd./Callawassie Dr., Okatie. Beaufort-Jasper Flotilla 070-10-01 welcomes new members. Learn how to help keep the waters safe by assisting the U.S. Coast Guard in various inspections, courses and search and rescue missions. Tom Sellers, (843) 705-7174 or email@example.com or toa0701001.wow.uscgaux.info.
Bluffton’s Don Ryan Center For Innovation Offers Start-Up Companies Free Advice! Third Tuesdays Events Hosts a Panel of Experts in a Local “Shark Tank” Forum (Without Teeth) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 400 Buckwalter Place. (843) 540-0405.
Waffle Cone Wednesdays at Lovin’ Spoons Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt in Bluffton at Belfair Towne Village. $2 Waffle Cones, swirl your favorite yogurt in a waffle cone for only $2, no toppings please. Check out our website at lovinspoons.com for weekly flavors. Hwy. 278 in Belfair Towne Village between Kroger and Truffles. (843) 837-5683.
The Coastal Discovery Museum will present Animals of the Lowcountry from Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Participants will learn about lowcountry animals, as they see a barred owl, corn snake, alligator, opossum, flying squirrel, armadillo and more. 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. $12 for adults and $7.00 for children, with advance reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Farmers Market of Bluffton – Farm Fresh Produce to include Strawberries, Carrots, Onions, Spinach, Varieties of Lettuce, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Beets, Potatoes, just to name a few… and Honey, Eggs, Cheese, Herbs, Plants, Flowers, etc. Prepared foods to include BBQ, Crepes, Empanadas, Gumbo, Fried Oysters & Shrimp, She Crab Soup, Crab CakesFresh Baked Pastries & Breads, Coffee, Kettle Corn, Chocolates, and much more. 2-7 p.m. Carson Cottages, Calhoun St. (843) 415-2447 or Farmers Market of Bluffton.
Farmers Market of Bluffton – Welcome “Little Growers” 4 to 6 p.m. Come plant with us and watch your “crop” grow! Children, ages 5 – 12 welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Brought to you by Okatie Organics & Savannah Hydroponics! Jules@SavannahHydro.com.
Jasper County Farmer’s Market, 9935 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Hwy. 17, 1/2 mile south of downtown Ridgeland. The Market is from 1-6 p.m. The Market will host a variety of vendors including produce, baked goods, prepared meals, arts, crafts and estate sales. (843) 726-8126 or jaspercountychamber.com/farmers_market.htm.
Hampton Lake Market Day! Hampton Lake, the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area’s premier lake community, will host a monthly Market Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The Market” will take place at Hampton Lake’s the award winning Lakeside Amenity Village along the porch of the Tackle Box gift shop and Boathouse areas. Shop for homemade crafts, garden items, fresh flowers & produce, art, jewelry, gifts, fresh baked goods, and more! (843) 836-7463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents “Joy To The World” John Morris Russell, Conductor. Eric Tsai, violin, 2013 HHSO Youth Concerto Competition Winner Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Chorus Tim Reynolds, Chorus Master. The Lowcountry’s most glorious holiday tradition with works from Handel’s Messiah, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and the beloved seasonal favorites for which Maestro Russell is widely known,” at First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Tickets: $50, $40, $20. Subscriptions available. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org.
December 4 – 29:
“42nd Street” with show-stopping dance numbers performed to such classics as “We’re in the Money,” and “Lullaby of Broadway,” this quintessential tap-dancing show features one dazzling scene after the other. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 842-2787 or artshhi.com.
The Hilton Head Choral Society presents “The Sounds of Christmas” at First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. Come celebrate Christmas with the HHCS and orchestra. The Sounds of Christmas concert has become an Island holiday tradition and has something for everyone’s musical taste with yuletide favorites for the entire family. The chorus continues its love affair with Dave Brubeck celebrating Christmas as only a jazz legend can. And there’s a musical sleigh full of traditional carols, performed in a variety of styles from German folk dances to Latin salsa and even a little Lowcountry flavor stirred into the mix. This concert is guaranteed to fill you with holiday cheer. $30 for preferred seating and $25 for general seating. 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 341-3818 or hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.
December 14 – 15:
Hilton Head Island Winter Wonder Festival in Shelter Cove Community Park, 4-8 p.m. Golden Candy Cane Hunt, holiday entertainment, moon bounces, marshmallow roasting, holiday crafts and more. Admission is $10 for ages 2-15; adults are free. Food sold separately. Proceeds benefit the Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship Fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
22nd Annual Hilton Head Hospital Jingle Jingle 5K Run and Health Walk in and around the Medical Center Campus and Main Street, 9 a.m. All standard male and female divisions with an awards ceremony following the race. Hosted by Bear Foot Sports. (843) 757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.
Christmas Eve Candlelight High Mass! The Church of the Cross, Calhoun Street Campus, 110 Calhoun St. 10:30-11:55 p.m. (843) 757-2661 or thechurchofthecross.net.